Plan Your Way Home

The journey to home ownership starts here and now.

Our process supports your dream of home ownership by actively participating in many programs that can assist you. If you’re a qualified first-time home buyer and meet certain eligibility requirements, we can help you access programs that could put home ownership within your reach. If you’re ready for your journey to begin, let us help you Plan Your Way Home.

Guiding you through the home ownership process.

We help first-time homebuyers identify various programs that prepare and support them on their journey to home ownership by providing access to:

  • Homebuyer Education
  • Pre-Purchase Credit Counseling
  • Down-payment and Closing Cost Assistance
  • Financial Literacy Training
  • Loans that offer flexible credit criteria
  • Lower down payment options


Plan Your Way Home is for those who:

  • Want to purchase a home but don’t know where to start
  • Struggle to save for a down payment            
  • Need help navigating the many mortgage finance options available to help achieve the goal of homeownership
  • Want a dedicated specialist knowledgeable about mortgage assistance programs and approved housing counseling organizations
  • Are ready to take the first step

Calculate your mortgage

Help take the guesswork out of your financial questions when considering a mortgage. These tools and calculators can help.
Mortgage Calculators

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Community Lenders


Daisy LaGrue
South Central Louisiana

NMLS# 1584950


Mindy Dinicola
Jefferson Parish, LA

NMLS# 701947


Deatro Carey
New Orleans, LA



Stephanie Johnson
Mobile, AL, Mississippi Coast &
Hattiesburg, MS



Shirley Penn-McAfee
Houston, TX
Beaumont, TX

NMLS# 593944


Mireya LoCicero
Tampa Bay, FL
Jacksonville, FL



Daron Epps
Baton Rouge, LA


Hancock Whitney Mortgage Assistance Programs

Mortgage assistance programs are subject to certain program eligibility requirements and funding availability.
For more details, ask for one of our Community Lending Specialists by completing the form above

Mortgage Assistance Programs Hancock Whitney Bank Participates In

  • State and Local Community Seconds (Soft Seconds)
  • State and Local Down Payment Assistance
  • State and Local Closing Cost Assistance
  • State and Local Housing Finance Agency Mortgage Assistance Programs (Bond Money)
  • State and Local Mortgage Credit Certificate - Annual Tax Incentive Only

Hancock Whitney Bank is not an administrator or owner of down payment and closing costs assistance programs offered through federal, state, and local agencies and does not guarantee eligibility, approval or disbursement of funds. If we are an approved participating lender, we help facilitate the submission of a borrower’s application for assistance provided we have all the necessary documents that are required. We have no authority regarding the program’s review and decision making process and therefore cannot guarantee program acceptance nor approval.